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Ways a Stroke can Impact Daily Life for Seniors

Strokes vary in severity and can affect an individual in different ways. A severe stroke can mean the need for speech, cognitive and physical therapy, while a minor stroke may simply require additional help at home to ensure comfort and a safe recovery. However, no matter what the severity of a stroke, there are certain to be some lasting effects for both the patient and his or her family.

As a trusted provider of stroke home care in Las Vegas, we know how challenging it can be for seniors and their families to adjust to life after a stroke. If you provide care or are helping a loved one recover from a stroke, here are some of the most common ways in which life can be impacted, so that you better prepare and ensure quality care at all times.

  • Lifestyle Changes

    – Probably the most debilitating side effect of a stroke is the physical handicap it can cause. Stroke patients may no longer be able to perform everyday tasks such as getting dressed, taking a shower, getting in and out of bed, and going to the bathroom. They may even need help with small tasks such as eating or brushing their teeth.

  • Medication Management

    – After a stroke has been suffered, the patient will need to be on certain medications to help prevent recurrence. However, one of the common side effects of a stroke is memory loss. The patient will need help remembering when to take prescribed medications, how much to take, when to order refills, and any special instructions regarding the medication.

  • Transportation

    – Because of the lasting effects of a stroke, patients will need to see their doctors more often; they will also need to get to therapy sessions. This can cause transportation to become an issue. Some patients may even need a special vehicle that can accommodate wheelchairs.

There is no doubt that a stroke can leave a patient and his family in difficult circumstances, but the good news is that no one has to go through it alone. Home Care Assistance of Las Vegas is here to help. We provide reliable and compassionate home care Las Vegas families trust on an hourly and live-in basis and our experienced caregivers are highly trained in how to care for unique needs of senior stroke survivors.

To learn more about our comprehensive care services, reach out to a Care Manager today at 702-550-3185. Our phone lines are open 24/7 and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding hourly or live-in home care in Las Vegas.